Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Wilkins Fires in New Role as Captain

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Wilkins Fires in New Role as Captain

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Byline: GERARD WALSH

EVERY team wants 11 players with the dedication of Albert Wilkins.

The Cambooya all-rounder is captain of the Nobby team which currently leads the Central Downs Cricket Association points table.

Last season, Wilkins had a lean time with the bat only scoring one half century but has found form in his new role as captain.

This season, he has scores of 143, 105, 120 and 10 for an average of 94.5.

C[pounds sterling]I am the skipper, I have to make runs,C[yen] Wilkins said.

This is his first season as Nobby captain after being captain of Oakey at a time when Nobby was still playing in the then Back Plains Cricket Association competition.

He has won two premierships with Nobby and won three club player of the year awards. Wilkins has been runner up for the association player of the year.

On Sunday, he continued his fine form into the Mitchell Shield competition top scoring with 74 in a victory against Warwick at Slade Park. …

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